New extensions for Edge: Turn Off the Light, uBlock Origin, Ghostery now available

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft is preparing yet another set of extensions for Windows 10’s default browser, Microsoft Edge. This time, thre new additions join the club: uBlock Origin, Ghostery, and Turn Off the Light.

Microsoft announced these three extensions via its Edge Dev team Twitter page without mentioning when they’ll debut in the Store:

All three extensions are well-known add-ons from other browsers, like Google Chrome. And since the public version of Microsoft Edge has supported extensions for little more than a month now, developers can finally bring them to Windows 10’s new browser.

Just as its name says, uBlock Origin is an ad-blocking extension. When this extension is added to the Store, it will be the second one of this kind currently available for Microsoft Edge next to AdBlock Plus.

Ghostery is a popular extension that blocks third-party tracking from websites. So, if you don’t want any site to collect your data while you’re using Microsoft Edge, Ghostery will be a refreshing addition.

And finally, Turn Off the Lights is an extension that allows you to watch videos from popular sites without distractions. The extension darkens every part of the screen except video playback for a better viewing experience. Turn Off the Lights works with all popular video services like YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, and more. This extension has already appeared in the Store but is still unavailable for download.

Microsoft also confirmed these extensions will debut in Windows 10 Preview before the company rolls them out to everyone. So, if you’re a Windows Insider, keep an eye on the Store and you might notice a couple of new Edge extensions. Although Microsoft hasn’t precisely stated when these extensions will arrive, we expect them alongside some of the next Preview builds.

What do you think about this set of extensions for Microsoft Edge? Is there any extension that you’d like to see in Microsoft’s browser? Tell us in the comments.


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